19th May: Chineke! Orchestra and Christian Aid highlight climate emergency, New Chief Conductor for Graz Orchestra Recreation, Music streaming: hi-fi audio quality at no extra cost

Wednesday 19th May '21

Chineke! Orchestra teams up with Christian Aid to highlight the climate emergencyChineke! Orchestra and UK charity Christian Aid have teamed up to collaborate on a powerful new orchestral work to raise awareness around the climate emergency. The orchestra …

17th September: Mikko Franck extends contract, Stream-ripping increases, White Supremacy in Classical Music and Nemanja in quarantine

Thursday 17th September '20

Mikko Franck : “Je suis extrêmement heureux d’être reconduit à la tête de l’Orchestre”C’est la rentrée des formations musicales de Radio France. L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France et son chef Mikko Franck donneront leur premier …

18th June: UK creative industries projected to lose 400,000 jobs, Praemium Imperiale postponed, Classical music festivals held this summer, Spotify Is Killing Beethoven

Thursday 18th June '20

‘On the brink of devastation’: UK creative industries projected to lose 400,000 jobsThe UK’s creative sector is “on the brink of devastation”, according to a report from the Creative Industries Federation.Due to the impact …

5th May: Gramophone online charity gala, Bonn Beethovenfest new director, Classique sur Canapé, Kennedy Center postponed all shows

Tuesday 5th May '20

Gramophone hosts online charity gala for musiciansGramophone magazine has organised an online gala to support musicians whose work has dried up due to the coronavirus crisis. The gala will feature former Gramophone Classical Music Awards …

21st April: two new partners for NYCGB Young Composers Scheme, Streaming boosts Universal Music’s business, Régis Campo winner of the Grand Prix lycéen des compositeurs 2020

Tuesday 21st April '20

NYCGB announces two new partners for Young Composers SchemeNational Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced two new partnerships for its Young Composers Scheme: Steinberg Media Technologies (Technology Partner and Innovation Grant Sponsor) and …

27th March: German violinist Mutter tests positive for coronavirus, Violinist Wolfgang Marschner dead at 93, Bolshoi is going to broadcast its best shows

Friday 27th March '20

German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter tests positive for coronavirusThe star violinist revealed her diagnosis in a Facebook video, saying “it’s a difficult situation for any artist, but better times will come”.German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has tested …

16th March: World Symposium on Choral Music and Jugend musiziert cancelled because of COVID-19, Spotify wants to charge record labels for its services

Monday 16th March '20

COVID-19 pandemic cancels World Symposium on Choral MusicThe 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM) due to take place in Auckland, New Zealand, in July 2020 has been cancelled, it was announced today.The news comes …

14th January: Dispute between Warner Chappell and Spotify, Alexandre Desplat at the Oscars, Brahms-Medaille

Tuesday 14th January '20

Spotify and Warner Chappell settle India dispute, sign global licensing dealThe dispute between Warner Chappell and Spotify in India is over. The publisher and streaming giant have today (January 14) agreed a multi-territory licensing deal. …

13th November: Plácido Domingo withdraws from Tokyo Olympics events, Classical streaming now free and even easier – IDAGIO launches worldwide free version, Romanian Cristian Macelaru appointed as Conductor of the Orchestre National de France

Wednesday 13th November '19

Plácido Domingo withdraws from Tokyo Olympics eventsPlácido Domingo is withdrawing from all pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan, it was announced on Friday. The 78-year-old opera singer cited the ‘complexity’ of the planned theatrical performance.Domingo had …

17th July: Kensington Symphony Orchestra announcement, The new generation Inside the rejuvenated classical sector, Theater Konstanz: Danger of collapse…

Wednesday 17th July '19

Kensington Symphony Orchestra announces 2019/20 seasonKensington Symphony Orchestra has announced its programme for 2019/20, the orchestra’s 64th season. The 2019/20 programme continues the KSO’s longstanding commitment to contemporary music. Highlights include works by Anna Clyne …

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